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-hosting a barbecue with jon stewart. she spoke often about her connection to the cia director acknowledging it rubbed some in the military the wrong way. >> i was imbedded with general petraeus in afghanistan and it was a little confusing because i'm also military reservist with a top secret cia clearance and then some so. a lot of my former peers didn't know how to treat me. >> reporter: the investigation into broadwell's e-mails came to a head on tuesday, the election day. the first the intelligence community learned of it. the president did not learn until thursday and met with petraeus who offered to resign that day. the president said he wanted to think it over, but accepted the resignation friday. some feel he should have left petraeus keep his job. >> there's no criminal conduct involved. it's base clay matter for him and his family. it's not the conduct we encourage. it's not the best conduct. but we're talking about a man of great talent. >> many who know petraeus say he was just coming into his own at the cia after a rocky transition after his military career. >> it's a very different kind
bashar al assad in march of 2011. >>> the huge shakeup at the cia as director david patraeus resigned because of an extra marital affair first reported by nbc news. nbc's chris clackum has more on the retired general's surprising revelations. >> reporter: in his resignation letter to president obama david patraeus, who took over at the cia in 2011, wrote, after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. petraeus resigns just days after his boss won re-election, but president obama accepted it, saying about petraeus and his wife holly i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> a little too soon to tell today because how soon this was but for lack of a better term petraeus is a legend. he is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> reporter: petraeus had been scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings next week on the terrorist attack in september on the american e
of great talent. >> many who know petraeus say he was just coming into his own at the cia after a rocky transition from his military career. >> suddenly he was in a very different kind of operation, where cia officers pride themselves on being difficult and pushing back, and in the early months, that was differently for petraeus. >> reporter: andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >> nbc news also spoke with a former spokesman for general petraeus. steve boylan says his boss is truly remorseful about the affair that led to his resignation. he said that petraeus "knows he screwed up" and will try to work things out with his family. there will be more later this morning on "meet the press." andrea mitchell will be on to discuss the latest developments. you can catch me at 10:30 right here at nbc 4. >>> new this morning, a deadly explosion destroyed two homes and damaged more than a dozen other homes in indiana. right now firefighters are trying to determine what caused the blast. it happened at 11:00 near indianapolis. police evacuated more than 200 people from the neighborhood. investiga
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